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Nursing Units at El Camino Hospital Mountain View

Last Updated 12/19/2014 2:29:07 PM

4B, Medical/Surgical Oncology:
Medical and surgical unit with emphasis on oncology care. This is a great place for new graduates to begin their nursing careers and for any nurses interested in working with the cancer population. Oncology and chemotherapy education are offered on-site.
2C, Medical Renal: General medical unit with emphasis on renal disease. This is another great place for new graduates to begin their nursing careers.
4A, Surgical and Pediatric Services: A surgical unit that cares for both adult and pediatric surgical patients. In addition, nurses in this unit care for medical-pediatric patients, one day old and above. Another great place for new grads to begin their nursing careers.
Patient Care Resources (“Float Pool”): RNs have the option of floating to medical and surgical units, telemetry and step down, critical care and emergency department, or maternity and nursery. Perfect for nurses who like variety or would like to explore clinical specialties. Orientation offered to ensure comfort on various units.
3B, Telemetry: Telemetry unit with emphasis on cardiac surgery patients and cardiac disease. RNs are required to have Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
3C, Telemetry Stroke: Telemetry unit that includes the care of stroke patients; unit has stroke-designated beds. El Camino Hospital is a Joint Commission Certified Stroke Center. RNs are required to have Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
3A-C, Critical Care Unit: A combined medical, surgical and cardiac surgery critical care unit, with opportunities to care for patients with Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP) and Continuous Veno-Venous Hemofiltration (CVVH). RNs are required to have Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
3A-P, Progressive Care Unit (“Critical Care Step Down”): This Progressive Care Unit has a 3:1 nursing ratio and is a bridge for patients between the critical care and the general nursing units. RNs are required to have Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
Interventional Services and Cardiac Catheterization Lab: Areas include interventional cardiology, pacemaker insertion and peripheral/carotid/endovascular procedures. Critical care experience and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification required.
Perioperative Services: Inpatient, major surgeries of all specialties plus outpatient surgeries. RNs also scrub for surgical cases.
PACU: Post-anesthesia recovery unit for all surgical patients.
2B, Pre-Operative and Short-Stay Unit: Pre-operative admission of all surgical and special procedure patients, as well as post-procedure and post-operative care of short-stay patients.
Endoscopy: Both inpatient and outpatient special procedures, including upper and lower gastrointestinal scopes as well as bronchoscopy.
Behavioral Health Services: Acute adult inpatient (PICU and PACU), partial hospital, outpatient older adult clinic, Perinatal Mood Disorder Program, Adolescent Outpatient Program and Psychiatric Emergency Services, with a beautiful garden psychiatric setting; secure yet open environment, and low use of seclusion/restraints.
Emergency Department: Full-service, non-trauma designated emergency department offering services to patients of all ages experiencing injuries or illnesses ranging from minor to life-threatening. El Camino Hospital is a designated Stroke and Chest Pain Center. The department sees approximately 100 to 130 patients per day, and has Rapid Medical Evaluation/Fast Track services to expedite patient time-to-provider.
Cardiac Pulmonary Wellness Center: Outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs; certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Exercise and strength training equipment to accommodate patient fitness levels; Cardiac Risk Factor Reduction lecture series. Pulmonary education to optimize medical therapy, reduce symptoms and optimize functional status. Our Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) angina treatment therapy is the only hospital-based program in the Bay Area. Multidisciplinary team of RNs, EPs, and RTs. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification required.
Maternity: Antepartum and postpartum care; 24-hour rooming-in is available. Voted by Bay Area Parent Magazine as “Best Place to have a Baby”; Ranked first California in the percentage of mothers who were breastfeeding their infants at time of discharge (greater than 95 percent).
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Level 3 NICU including nitric oxide treatment and oscillating ventilator care.
Nursery: Well baby nursery with state-of-the-art infant monitoring.
Labor and Delivery: Care of high- and low-risk mothers. Between 350 and 400 births per month.
Maternal Child Education: Offers the following: Child Birth Preparation, Breastfeeding classes, Baby Care Classes, Support Groups, Infant/Child CPR, Infant Safety, Infant Massage, Sibling Preparation and Infant Observation Classes. Evening and weekend hours are available; RNs must demonstrate teaching skills and have certifications as required.
Lactation Services: Lactation support services for inpatients as well as telephone support; follow-up phone calls to discharged patients; outpatient lactation services.
Infusion Center: An outpatient infusion center offering chemotherapy and other infusion and injection services.
Radiation Oncology: State-of-the-art Center for Advanced Radiotherapy and Cyberknife Radiosurgery, which cares for both outpatients and inpatients.